Letters and Sounds
We are pleased to announce that from September, online phonics lessons are available from Letters and Sounds for home and school for EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2.
Written and presented by phonics experts and funded by the Department for Education, the online lessons are designed to cover phonics teaching that that children will have received in school and can be used for those children who are not in school. This resource is for use by teachers and parents who will find planning and teaching phonics challenging when bubbles and schools are closed due to Covid-19.
Three sets of lessons will be available. One set for Reception, one for Year 1 and one set of revision lessons for Year 2. A guidance film for parents to explain the basics of Phonics and how parents can support their child is also available.
A new lesson will be uploaded Monday to Friday at the times below during the summer term. After upload, each lesson will then be available to watch throughout this year.
To see the schedule of lessons, click here.
Click here to read the letter which you can send to your parents and carers to let them know about these online lessons and how to support their children.
To support their reading, you can find decodable books which follow the Letters and Sounds sequence from several publishers. Click on the links below:
Oxford Owl have also produced useful information for parents and carers here.
The Phonics Play website has comics which children can read and which are linked to the phases.
Collins Big Cat are offering free access to their ebooks along with downloadable worksheet which can be used alongside the ebooks.
Bug Club Phonics are offering a 60 day free trial of their ebooks.
Rising Stars are also offering a free 90 day trial of their online Reading Rockets books which also match the progression.
The Unlocking Excellence English Hub have also produced some videos of Letters and Sounds Phase 3 and Phase 5 mastery lessons lessons on their YouTube channel which you can access by clicking here.
If you want to revise any sounds or learn new ones, a great set of videos to watch are Mr Thorne does phonics. Click on the picture below.
There are also videos where children can practice reading words with a particular sounds before moving on to sentences. It might be worth sending out the exact links to the sounds you would like children to revise rather than just letting them loose on all of them.